Access to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Articles – online
Free access to some of the articles in today’s issue.
For electronic access to articles from 1988 to the present, use the Colorado Newsstand database.
Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection, a part of the Colorado Digitization Project, is adding historical issues of the Gazette to its web site, beginning with 1873.
Indexes – online
Online index to local news stories and obituaries. The Pikes Peak Library District will provide full text within a week, free.
Articles – paper
Tutt Library keeps the paper form of the Gazette for two months (2nd floor – periodicals). Older issues are available in microform (2nd floor – microform) or in bound volumes.
Indexes – paper
Tutt Library has a partial index to the Gazette, covering March 23, 1872 to December 31, 1929. Paper versions of this index are at the reference desk and in Special Collections. A card catalog version for 1872-1929 plus a few references up to 1958 is in Special Collections, along with a card catalog index for 1941-1945.
The Special Collections department of the Pikes Peak Library District has a paper index covering January, 1930 to December, 1949. They also have a card catalog index of subjects and obituary names covering 1950-1964 and 1973-1999.
The title of this newspaper changed over time. Here is a brief history:
Out West March 23, 1872 – December 26, 1872; July 1873 – December/January, 1873 – 4
Colorado Springs Gazette and El Paso County News January 1, 1873 – April 27, 1878 (weekly)
Colorado Springs Gazette May 2, 1878 – February 4, 1946 (Both a weekly and daily)
Gazette-Telegraph Feb. 5, 1946 – March 23, 1997
Gazette March 24, 1997 – present day
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